MTS joins Wholesale Applications Community

Russia’s leading telecoms provider, MTS has joined the Wholesale Applications Community (WAC), an international alliance of telecommunications companies committed to building a global open platform for development and distribution of mobile applications.

MTS, TeliaSonera go on shopping sprees

Russian investment house Sistema said Tuesday that it has sold its 50.91 per cent stake in leading Moscow fixed line broadband provider Comstar UTS to Mobile TeleSystems (MTS).

MTS launches indoor 3G in Moscow

Leading Russian operator Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) said this week that it has switched on its first phase 3G network in Moscow.

MTS expands retail presence through acquisition

MTS, the largest mobile operator in Russia and the CIS has bought high street retail chain Telefon.Ru outright for $60m. Telefon.Ru operates 512 stores in 160 Russian cities, selling airtime contracts, handsets and other consumer electronics. The $60m price tag includes $25m for inventory reserves, MTS said, and will be supplemented by a further $25m […]

Vodafone takes brand into Russia, CIS

Russia’s leading mobile operator, Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), has partnered with Vodafone, the world’s largest operator in terms of revenues, to bring the Big V’s brand to Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Armenia. On Thursday, Voda announced that it has struck a strategic, non-equity partnership with MTS, giving the Russian operator access to products, services and […]

Siberia gets 3G

Leading Russian mobile operator Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) said Thursday it has extended coverage of its 3G network to Siberia and the Russian Far East. This week, the operator switched on HSPA-enabled services in Novosibirsk, Norilsk and Vladivostok. MTS launched 3G services in Russia in May, and plans to launch 3G in 14 cities during 2008 […]

MTS brings MySpace to Russian mobiles

Leading Russian mobile operator, Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), has teamed up with social networking site MySpace to launch a social platform for mobile internet users. Together the companies plan to create an exclusive WAP-portal for the more than 60 million subscribers of the service. The venture should also allow MTS to investigate new marketing initiatives, such […]

MTS switches on 3G in Russia

Russian operator Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) switched on its 3G network in Saint Petersburg on Wednesday, announcing the commercial availability of high speed wireless services in Russia. The company plans to launch additional 3G networks in over 10 cities during 2008 and in up to 40 cities in Russia through 2009. MTS also holds 3G licenses […]

Ericsson scores Russian 3G contract

Swedish vendor Ericsson said Tuesday that it has been selected by leading Russian operator, Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), to supply and deploy a 3G/HSPA network. Under the agreement, Ericsson will deliver 3G core and radio access network equipment, network management system hardware and software plus a range of professional services such as network deployment, systems integration, […]

Operators switch off Moscow’s tube services

According to local reports, Russia’s three largest mobile operators suspended services in Moscow’s tube network Wednesday. MTS, VimpelCom and Megafon told the Russian news agency Novosti that according to company representatives, the move could be connected to a terrorist threat in the capital city. The claims were “unofficial”, Novosti states. If the Russian authorities give […]


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